A Catechism of Familiar Things; Their History, and the Events Which Led to Their Discovery

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This book, a reprint of a successful English publication, has been so enlarged as to be to all intents and purposes new. It has been carefully revised by a Reverend gentleman, who for some time filled the chair of Physics and Chemistry in one of our colleges. Recent inventions and improvements are described in a simple, popular style, so as to be easily understood by all, and short notices are given of prominent inventors and scientists. The paragraphs relating to doctrinal matters conform in every respect to the teachings of the Church. A feature which will commend the book to every teacher is the definitions of difficult words and terms, following the paragraphs in which such words occur. (from the Preface)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Science

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Front matter Paul Williams
00:02:57
Play 01 Dew, Water, Rain, Snow, Hail, Atmosphere, Wind, Lightning, Thunder, Electricity, Twilight, and the Aurora Borealis Kalynda
00:19:03
Play 02 Corn, Barley, Pearl Barley, Oats, Rye, Potatoes, Tea, Coffee, and Chocolate Jonathan Horniblow
00:10:33
Play 03 Calico, Cotton, Cloth, Wool, Baize, Linen, Flax, Hemp, Diaper, Holland, Canvas, and Flannel Kara Shallenberg
00:14:10
Play 04 Cocoa, Toddy, Cherries, Bark, Cork, Cochineal, Cloves, Cinnamon, and Cassia Jonathan Horniblow
00:12:25
Play 05 Bombazine, Crape, Camlet, Cambric, Lace, Silk, Velvet, and Mohair Kara Shallenberg
00:13:28
Play 06 Currants, Raisins, Figs, Rice, Sugar, Sugar Candy, &c., Sago, Millet, Ginger, Nutmeg, Mace, Pimento or Allspice, Pepper, and Cayenne Pepper Jonathan Horniblow
00:14:11
Play 07 Glass, Mirrors, Earthenware, Porcelain, Needles, Pins, Paper, Printing, Parchment, and Vellum Kara Shallenberg
00:16:22
Play 08 Capers, Almonds, Oranges, Lemons, Citrons, Limes, Olives, Oils, Melons, Tamarinds, and Dates Jonathan Horniblow
00:19:24
Play 09 Hats, Stockings, Shoes, Gloves, Leather, Furs, and Ink Kara Shallenberg
00:13:36
Play 10 Asbestus, Salt, Coal, Iron, Copper, Brass, Zinc, and Lapis Calaminaris Cori Samuel
Jonathan Horniblow
00:19:33
Play 11 Yams, Mangoes, Bread-Fruit, Shea or Butter Tree, Cow Tree, Water Tree, Licorice, Manna, Opium, Tobacco, and Gum David Barnes
00:22:40
Play 12 Spectacles, Mariner's Compass, Barometer, Thermometer, Watches, Clocks, Telescope, Microscope, Gunpowder, Steam Engine, and Electro-Magnetic Telegraph Ashwin Jain
00:27:06
Play 13 Soap, Candles, Tallow Tree, Spermaceti, Wax, Mahogany, India Rubber or Caoutchouc, Sponge, Coral, Lime, Carbon, Oxygen, Nitrogen, Gas, Hydrogen, Chalk, and Marble Sibella Denton
00:25:59
Play 14 Gold, Silver, Lead, Tin, Platina, Sulphur, Gems or Precious Stones—as Diamonds, Rubies, Emeralds, Turquois, Pearls, Mother-of-Pearl, and Ivory Denny Sayers
00:48:28
Play 15 Starch, Arrow-root, Tapioca, Isinglass, Caviare, the Vine, Wine, Gin, Rum, Brandy, Vinegar, Indigo, Gamboge, Logwood, Tar, Pitch, Camphor, Musk, Myrrh, Frankincense, and Turpentine Sibella Denton
00:20:05
Play 16 Bricks, Mortar, Granite, Slate, Limestone, or Calcareous Rocks, Steel, Earths, Volcanoes, and Earthquakes Sibella Denton
00:24:58
Play 17 Architecture, Sculpture, Use of Money, and Navigation Kalynda
00:33:54
Play 18 Music, Painting, Poetry, Astronomy, Arts and Sciences, Art of Writing, and Chemistry Sibella Denton
00:44:06
Play 19 Attraction, Tides, Gravity, Artesian Wells, Air, Aneroid Barometer, Ear-Trumpet, Stethoscope, Audiphone, Telephone, Phonograph, Microphone, Megaphone, Tasimeter, Bathometer, Anemometer, Chronometer rachelellen
00:11:39
Play 20 Light, Lime Light, Magnesium Light, Electric Light, Rainbow, Prism, Spectrum, Colors, Photography, Camera Obscura, Stereoscope, Kaleidoscope Kara Shallenberg
00:07:06
Play 21 Electricity, Electric Currents, Electric Battery, Electrotyping, Stereotyping, Telegraph, Ocean Cable, Lightning Rod, The Gulf Stream, The Mt. Cenis Tunnel, The Suez Canal, Suspension Bridges, Eminent Americans Sibella Denton
00:16:54